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Gaiman, Neil, author
Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country where they set up aliases, meet new gods, and prepare for war.
When birdwatching in New York's most famous park one morning in May 2020, Christian Cooper was engaged in the ritual that had been a part of his life since he was ten-years-old. But when a routine encounter with a dog walker devolved into a tense racial confrontation, Cooper's video of the incident would spark a firestorm. Cooper tells the story of his extraordinary life leading up to the now-infamous incident in Central Park and shows how a life spent looking up at the birds prepared him, in the most uncanny of ways, to be a gay, Black man in America today.
Johnson, Scott C.
Gifted with a diabolical flair for impersonation, manipulation, and deception, the Con Queen used his skill with accents and deft psychological insight to sweep through the entertainment industry. Scott C. Johnson traces the origins of this gender-bending criminal mastermind and follows the years-long investigation of a singularly determined private detective who helped deliver him to the FBI. The Con Queen brazenly worked in an evolving, borderless world in which our notions of gender, identity, and sexuality are undergoing profound changes, helping enable one of the most elaborate scams to ever hit Hollywood. Print run 100,000.
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, influencers curdled New Age spirituality and wellness with the politics of paranoia - peddling vaccine misinformation. Since May 2020, Derek Beres, Matthew Remski and Julian Walker have used their Conspirituality podcast to throw a spotlight on the telltale signs of cult dynamics and expose how influencers have stoked suspicion of public health initiatives. They help readers recognize wellness grifts, engage with loved ones who've fallen under the influence, and counter lies and distortions with insight and empathy. Remski's residence: Toronto, ON. Print run 12,000.
Pericles returns home more than a hero: he's the leader of Athens, the empire's beacon of light in the dark. But even during times of peace, the threat of Sparta - Athens's legendary rival - looms large on the horizon. When a sudden catastrophe brings Sparta to its knees, Pericles sees a golden opportunity to forever shift the balance of power in his city's favour. Sparta may be weak, but their power is far from extinguished. Soon a ruthless young boy steps forward to lead the Spartans back to greatness.
Simon Shuster will combine an intimate, fly-on-the-wall storytelling with the lucid and unnerving narrative of how the war is unfolding across Ukraine. He will also explore both the recent history of the Ukraine-Russia war (which has been simmering for at least seven years) and the biography of Ukraine's most improbable hero, its comedian-turned-statesman first-term President. Shuster will recreate in astonishing detail how the President has personally responded to emerging crises, facing not only a singular political challenge, but constant threats to his own safety. Print run 175,000.
Wisecracking, inquisitive, and bombastic, Selam Asmelash is the youngest child in her large, boisterous family. As Selam's mother, the powerful and relentlessly dignified Degitu, grows ill, she embraces a persecuted, Pentecostal God and insists her family convert alongside her. The Asmelashes stand solidly in opposition to the times, and Selam grows up seeking revenge on despotic comrades, neighbourhood bullies, and a ruthless God. Wise beyond her years yet thoroughly naïve, she contends with an inner fury, a profound sadness, and a throbbing, unstoppable pursuit of education, freedom, and love. Print run 50,000.
On an ordinary night in an ordinary year, Tommy Llewellyn's doting parents wake without any idea that the small child asleep in his crib is theirs. That's because Tommy is a boy destined to never be remembered. On the same day every year, everyone around him forgets he exists, and he grows up enduring his own universal Reset. Tommy sets out on a mission to finally trick the Reset and be remembered. But legacies aren't so easily won, and Tommy must figure out what's more important - the things we leave behind or the people we bring along with us.
Meyers, Bethany C.
Bethany C. Meyers has a short definition of body neutrality that goes something like this: some days we love our body, some days we hate our body, but every day, we respect our body - the body neutral stance is to acknowledge the feelings we have, question why those feelings may have shown up for us in the first place, and then reconnect with our self-worth. Meyers' own exploration, enriched by interviews with experts and activists in the field, will help readers reclaim the idea of "neutral" and show that you are more than your body, and you can still care for it while not having it dictate your worth. Print run 25,000.
Building on a foundation of staple recipes such as basic pasta dough and homemade butter, Nick DiGiovanni shares a mouthwatering selection of his favourite recipes. In his debut cookbook, Nick shares his expert advice on equipment, ingredients, and techniques, so home cooks of any ability level can pick up some new skills. Explore a library of QR codes linking to video tutorials showcasing key cooking techniques. Print run 500,000.
Eight years in the making, this is a community oral history of Tŝilhqot'in Nation volume British Columbia, the first case in Canada to result in a declaration of Aboriginal Rights and Title to a specific piece of land. Told from the perspective of the Plaintiff, Roger William, joined by fifty Xeni Gwet'ins, Tŝilhqot'ins, and allies, this book encompasses ancient stories of creation, modern stories of genocide through smallpox and residential school, and stories of resistance including the Tŝilhqot'inn War, direct actions against logging and mining, and the twenty-five-year battle in Canadian courts to win recognition of what Tŝilhqot'ins never gave up and have always known. Residence: British Columbia.
Human and inhuman interests wrestle to control Idris Telemmier's discovery, as the galaxy erupts into a mutually destructive and self-defeating war. The other great obstacle to striking against their alien threat is Idris himself. He knows that the Architects, despite their power, are merely tools of a higher intelligence. Deep within unspace, where time moves differently, and reality isn't quite what it seems, their masters are the true threat. Masters who are just becoming aware of humanity's daring - and taking steps to exterminate this annoyance forever.
Venice, 1717. Fifteen-year-old Luisa has only wanted one thing: to be the best at violin. As a student at the Ospedale della Pietà, Luisa is good at violin, but she is not the best. After a scandal threatens her noble family's reputation, Maddalena is sent to the Pietà to preserve her marriage prospects. When she meets Luisa, Maddalena feels the stirrings of a friendship unlike anything she has known. As the girls are drawn into the decadent world outside the Pietà's walls, they must decide what it is they truly want - and what they will do to pay for it. Author of "The Upstairs House." Print run 50,000.
On the cusp of thirty, nothing in Nada Syed's life has turned out the way it was supposed to. Nada's best friend, Haleema, is determined to pry her from her shell - and what better place than at the giant annual Muslim conference where Nada can finally meet Haleema's fiancé, Zayn. And did Haleema mention Zayn's brother Baz will be there? What Haleema doesn't know is that Nada and Baz have a past - and that past all comes hurtling back at Nada, bringing new complications and a moment of reckoning. Author of "Hana Khan Carries On." Residence: Toronto, ON. Print run 15,000.
Vivvy Bouchet was ten when she saved a boy's life by making an impossible prediction. Now she's an astrophysicist, but the boy she saved has become a cop who continues to believe she can see things no one else can. When he begs for help on the high-profile cold case of a kidnapped girl, Vivvy becomes the target of a conspiracy theorist podcaster. As she fights back with both her scientific mind and her inexplicable gifts, Vivvy hopes to lure a kidnapper, find a child who haunts her, and lay some of her own ghosts to rest. Author of "We Are All the Same in the Dark." Print run 100,000.
Page, Elliot, 1987- author
A groundbreaking coming-of-age memoir from the Academy Award-nominated actor Elliot Page. A generation-defining actor and one of the most famous trans advocates of our time, Elliot will now be known as an uncommon literary talent, as he shares never-before-heard details and intimate interrogations on gender, love, mental health, relationships, and Hollywood.
Harmel, Kristin, author
Paris, 1939. When Elise becomes a target of the German occupation, she entrusts Juliette with her young daughter, playmate to Juliette's own little girl. But nowhere is safe in war and when a bomb falls on their neighborhood, Juliette's world is destroyed along with it. More than a year later, with the war finally ending, Elise returns to reunite with her daughter, only to find her friend's bookstore reduced to rubble - and Juliette nowhere to be found. Elise's desperate search leads her to New York - and to Juliette - one final, fateful time.
Dr. Emily Morse condenses all she's learned as a doctor of human sexuality and offers a groundbreaking framework that will change the way you think about sex and pleasure. Drawing from science, research, and lived experience, and written in a voice that's entertaining and inclusive, Dr. Morse will help you radically improve your sex life, your confidence, and your relationships, including your relationship with yourself. Print run 100,000.
Tom Lowe's fall was catastrophic - a moment of fatigued inattention while shingling a roof leading to excruciating pain, opioid addiction, divorce, and estrangement from his son. After his car is impounded, Tom stoops lower than he ever thought possible, with a scheme to commit convenience-cheque fraud. But in digging through literal trash, Tom finds that something new begins to grow: a recognition of common humanity, a self-acceptance deeper than pride, a determination to give what he can. Still, he'll need to fall even farther before he finds a new place to rest. Author of "Gone So Long." Print run 50,000.
Bell, Darrin, author
Darrin Bell was six years old when his mother told him he couldn't have a realistic water gun. She said that police tend to think of little Black boys as older and less innocent than they really are. Through evocative illustrations and sharp humour, Bell examines how The Talk shaped intimate and public moments from childhood to adulthood. Drawing attention to the brutal murders of African Americans and showcasing revealing insights and cartoons along the way, he brings us up to the moment of reckoning when people took to the streets protesting the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Sterritt, Angela, author
Unbroken is an extraordinary work of memoir and investigative journalism focusing on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, written by an award-winning Gitxsan journalist who survived life on the streets against all odds.
Hirsch, Heather (Physician), author
Given that millions of women have entered menopause each year since the dawn of time, it's crazy that menopause still feels like uncharted territory for the women who are going through it. Dr. Heather Hirsch helps women cut through the informational noise and learn how to manage their symptoms most effectively by identifying their personal Menopause Type(s). Each type gets a full prescription for exercises, diet, and strategies to regain mental focus and make menopause a regulation part of maturity rather than a rollercoaster ride of unexpected symptoms and discomfort.
We all experience self-doubt and anxiety at certain points throughout our lives. Anxiety is an emotion, a chemical reaction, and a fundamental part of being human. Dr. Michaela Dunbar introduces a program she's developed after years of helping ambitious women master their anxiety and overcome self-doubt and imposter syndrome. Dr. Michaela has identified the seven key ways high-functioning anxiety can manifest in our lives, from people pleasing to becoming overwhelmed to the obsession with perfectionism, and shows us how to transform negative thoughts and paralyzing emotions into positive action. Print run 30,000.
Discusses why people are disconnected from their future selves, frequently opting for immediate gratification and making decisions that fail to consider future health and well-being, and offers practical advice for balancing living for today with planning for tomorrow.